Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hey Facebook Junkies!

Yeah, you! On the left and that guy to your right. I know you're addicted to Facebook and looking for the next great cause to have up on your profile. Especially you Iowans. The Iowa Bicycle Coalition started a Cause group called 'Expect Bike Traffic!' in response to recent crashes that have highlighted the need for increased motorist awareness. We need yard signs and billboards that tell motorist to Expect Bike Traffic! Your contribution can help those efforts.

The Iowa Bicycle Coalition has 3 main positions of advocacy:
  1. Cyclists have legal rights and responsibilities.
  2. Public roadways are transportation corrirdors and should include non motorized options.
  3. Public Policy can and should support safe and enjoyable cycling

And if you want... tell em I sent ya!

On the note of bicycling safety. I am currently reading through a great book called Bicycling and the Law by Bob Mionske.

So far it's been a great read and I feel it would be a must for anyone spending time on the roads, riding in and out of traffic. I'm not going to link this because I'm only finding Amazon links in my quick search but any local bike shop can get this through their distributor or support a local, independent bookstore, such as this one. Here's the vital information for it:

Bicycling and the Law by Bob Mionske
ISBN-10: 1931382999
ISBN-13: 978-1931382991
MSRP: $18.95

1 comment:

bluecolnago said...

the unfortunate thing is that the iowa legislature lacks the intestinal fortitude to pass a law to make it safer for cyclists on iowa's transportation corridors. truly a sad situation.